Public Memory, Cultural Legacy, and Press Coverage of the Juneteenth Revival

@article{Hume2008PublicMC,
  title={Public Memory, Cultural Legacy, and Press Coverage of the Juneteenth Revival},
  author={Janice Rose Hume and Noah Arceneaux},
  journal={Journalism History},
  year={2008},
  volume={34},
  pages={155 - 162}
}
Following the Civil War, African Americans in Texas celebrated their emancipation with an annual holiday known as “Juneteenth.” The celebration migrated to other areas of the country, and over the past several years there has been a concerted effort to establish it as a national holiday. Using the recent revival and diffusion of Juneteenth as its focal point, this article examines local press coverage of the celebration in four states. The coverage illustrates how journalists invoke history to… Expand
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